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Littwin: In firing police Chief Vanessa Wilson, Aurora officials seem to have forgotten why she was hired

The rally at the Capitol steps Monday was different from all the other rallies held in support of Elijah McClain, the young man who died at the hands of Aurora police and paramedics in August 2019 for the crime of Walking Strangely While Black. This rally was for Vanessa Wilson, the recently fired Aurora police […]

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Federal jury awards $14 million to protesters hurt during George Floyd protests in Denver

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Jurors on Friday found police used excessive force against protesters, violating their constitutional rights, during demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd two years ago, ordering the city to pay a total of $14 million in damages to a group of 12 who sued. The jury of two men […]

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Trial over Denver police’s use of force during George Floyd protests begins in federal court

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press The trial for a lawsuit accusing Denver police of using indiscriminate force two years ago against people protesting the killing of George Floyd started Monday in federal court with a lawyer describing officers shooting pepper balls at people filming the protests or standing outside their homes. Timothy Macdonald, one […]

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Ex-Colorado cop sentenced for using stun gun on elderly man

GEORGETOWN — A former Colorado police officer who shot a 75-year-old man with a stun gun without warning, requiring the man to be taken to the hospital, was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation. Nicholas Hanning, who was an Idaho Springs police officer, pleaded guilty in December to misdemeanor third-degree assault and permanently relinquished […]